Soo I think it will come to no surprise to everyone that I am no expert on the art of meal prep! Organization/Time Management has never been my forte….However, what I do have going for me is–> I can cook a good meal (thanks culinary school) and I think I have decent ideas (also, thanks culinary school and creative genes) Needless to say, this has been my first experience meal prepping and I gotta say its FREAKING AWESOME! Not only do I not have to worry about what I need to cook during the week, but it actually has saved me some $$$ by not going out to eat (and also the no alcohol thing helps too..haha) It has really helped to remove my (oh so strong and dangerous) food focus on to other things since I’ve already got it all taken care of for the week! My one tip for anyone trying to meal plan— You better make something damn tasty because you’ll be eating it all week ;)
With all that said, here is Week 1 & Week 2 of meal prep!!
**KEEP IN MIND THIS IS SERVING SIZE FOR TWO PEOPLE**
Breakfast— 6 bell peppers (assorted colors), 2 onions, 3 packages of chicken sausage (4 links in each one) 18 eggs (used as necessary), 3 packs of white mushrooms, 15 avocados
Lunch— 6 cucumbers, 4 packages of strawberries, 2 packages of sliced almonds, 1 package of mint (chopped), 1 package of basil (chopped), 2 limes, balsamic vinegar glaze (whole 30 compliant)
Dinner—1 rotisserie chicken, 1 head of butter lettuce, 3 packages of cauliflower rice, 6 bell peppers (assorted), 2 onions ***optional: occasionally I would make guacamole and put it on top for extra flavor—I also recommend a whole 30 compliant salsa, Trader Joes)
Breakfast: Same exact as week 1 because we LOVED our breakfast :)
Lunch: 1 rotisserie chicken, 6 bell peppers (assorted colors), 1 bunch of cilantro, 6 avocados, 1 bunch of scallions, 6 avocados, assorted spices and flavorings (cumin, salt, pepper, chili pepper, lime) 1
Dinner: 8 zucchinis// PESTO: 1 package of basil, 2 handfuls of spring mix (only because we ran out of basil), 6 cloves, salt & pepper to taste, 1 cup of walnuts *** TURKEY MEATBALLS(moms recipe): 2 1lbs of ground turkey, 1/2 cup scallions, 1/2 cup celery, 2 granny smith apples, 1/2 cup parsley, 4 tbs dijon mustard, 2 tbs lemon juice, 1 tsp lemon zest, 1 egg, 1/2 cup almond flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper ***This meal needs to be added to–we LOVED it, but it just barely made enough, would definitely use at least 10 zucchinis!***
Overall, meal prep has been a success and just continues to get better!! :) Have a great weekend everyone!